Category: 1980

digging (into) vintage: Christian Dior Jules, 1980

  (image, Martha–the last passenger pigeon. source, Smithsonian Institution.) Perfumer Jean Martel (perfumer of Paco Rabanne pour Homme!) What does “vintage” mean in perfumery?  It doesn’t have the same meaning as wine, where the noun ‘vintage’ refers to a specific year.  We use ‘vintage’ as an adjective to connote quality and a timeframe.  The time implied is somewhere in the…

digging (into) vintage: K de Krizia, 1980

  Perfumer Maurice Roucel Discovering a chypre from the early 1980s that you’ve never tried is dicey. While it’s new to me, it’s by no means a new perfume, and has lived, loved and likely been reformulated a number of times, probably  fatally. Hand a new fumie a current bottle of Diorella, she’ll sniff and then look at you and…